The newsroom can be an exciting place -- a place where ideas are thrown around, stories are shaped, people are (sometimes) yelling, phones are ringing, and keyboards are constantly tapping.
We want to share this experience with our community. We want to open it up to you.
On Thursday, Nov. 7, PennLive will hold its first Open Newsroom (and it's free!).
This community event, which will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. at st@rtup in midtown Harrisburg, will give readers the chance to talk with reporters and staff about PennLive and it's coverage. We chose the venue, st@rtup, because, as Harrisburg's first co-working space, it's a bastion of collaboration.
We want to have a conversation about our site, our stories, and our coverage. We want you to come in and help us shape ideas, tell us what we're not covering, who we're not representing, what we’re doing that works, where we can improve and whatever else we can discuss in 120 minutes.
A community news source needs to be as inclusive and engaging with its community as possible and as your news source, that's what we strive to do.
The Open Newsroom will kick this idea off.
Since this is the first time we're doing this, the structure will be pretty fluid and we'll let the conversation guide where the evening goes. We don't want to have an agenda or points to discuss going in. We'd like to establish our discussions within the first portion of the event. So we're hoping you will bring ideas and thoughts and we can go from there.
Whatever happens, we want it to be a night of collaboration, discussion and community.
We're excited about this and hope you'll join.
And yes, there will be free refreshments.